Johns Hopkins Develops Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Limb


Johns Hopkins University Medicine and Applied Physics Laboratory have made a giant leap in the creation of prosthetic limbs with their creation of the Modular Prosthetic Limb, or MPL, that is “capable of effectuating almost all of the movements as a human arm and hand and with more than 100 sensors in the hand and upper arm,” combined with their revolutionary Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) surgery, which reassigns existing nerves in order to make it possible for someone to control the MPL by mere thought about the action they would like to perform with the arm and hand.